We’ve been chattering for awhile now about what will become of the old Rocca space, next to the Aquitaine Group’s sister restaurant, Gaslight (which we always hum to the tune of Parliament’s “Flash Light“). Now it seems that one thing’s for certain: It won’t be anything like Rocca. Well, OK, it’ll still be Italian.
According to a Globe story, the Aquitaine Group says that they are indeed transforming the old space, which shuttered suddenly several months ago, into yet another Italian restaurant. But don’t expect a Rocca redux. “The way we look at it, you don’t want to go out with a new girl who is wearing your old girlfriend’s clothes,” partner Jeffrey Gates told the paper.
Fair enough. Single White Female-ness aside, Aquitaine’s Matthew Burns also reveals that the new space will be “architecturally edgy and exciting … bringing in elements that make it feel, I don’t know, authentic.’’
Sounds, we dunno, promising! Most of all, it’ll be nice to have someone filling space on the block, which does look rather sad and vacant right now.
Leaving No Empty Places [Globe]